Injaaz Stud’s IZZTHATRIGHT (Moss Vale x Miss Adelaide) led a thrilling one-two for Champion Trainer Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi when Champion Jockey Harry Bentley rode the 6yo to a close win over the JP Guillambert-ridden ASTLEY HALL (Dutch Art x Haigh Hall) in the UMM AL HOUL CUP for Thoroughbreds. The gelding beat the Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari-owned Astley Hall by a neck at the post in the six-furlong sprint. The two were locked in a duel on the home straight, with Saleem Golam riding Ahmed Mohamad Kobeissi’s ward NOTALOT (Sir Prancealot x Hapipi) to third five and a half lengths behind.
Julian Colin Smart picked up his second victory of the evening and the season so far with Stephan Ladjadj, riding in the colours of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, guiding AL GHAWJA (No Risk Al Maury x Gadir ASF) to a victory in the 1800m Purebred Arabian Claiming Race. Following the race, both the winner and AJS AL RUWAIS, the runner-up were claimed for QR 116,000 and QR 75,000 respectively.
Qatari jockey Faleh Bughanaim notched his fifth victory of the season with a thrilling ride on the Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani-schooled M.J LATTAM (AF AlBahar x Menwat Al Jazeera) who won the six-furlong Local Purebred Arabian Conditions event by a short-head. The colt had picked up four C&D victories with Bughanaim as his partner, and the duo did well again on the dirt at Al Rayyan Park.
PERFECT STORM (Excelebration x Lady Miletrian) went one better than his last outing to hand Ibrahim Saeed Ibrahim Al Malki his second straight victory in the 10-race card on Wednesday. Eduardo Pedroza rode the gelding to his first victory in Doha in the 1900m Thoroughbred Handicap (Class 3) (75-95).
The Ibrahim Saeed Ibrahim Al Malki-trained SYLVIA PANKHURST (Antonius Pius x Spinning World) had run C&D the entire last season, but a win eluded her. On Wednesday, Jimmy Quinn guided the 8yo to a comfortable two-length victory in the six-furlong Thoroughbred Handicap (Fillies & Mares) (Class 5) (75 & below).
Al Shahania Stud’s AALEY AL MAGAM (Amer x Abigaille) handed Julian Colin Smart his first victory of the season in the Purebred Arabian Graduation Plate. The 6yo had gone winless last season, finishing in the frame five times out of ten runs. However, with Theo Bachelot at the helm, he did well to ease to a fine victory in the 1700m run.
The Mohammed Riyaz Ibrahim Kasim-schooled NUMUTHEJ (Wootton Bassett x Encircle) had been well beaten in both his starts last season, but the Jassim Bin Ali Al Attiyah-owned 5yo brought a thrilling run out of the hat under Marco Casamento to win the 1700m Local Thoroughbred Maiden Plate by a whopping six and a half lengths.
Al Jeryan Stud’s EHWAZ (Munjiz x Cherazade) won the duel with AJS AL MOHEEB in the 1900m Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate, handing Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani his first victory of the evening, with Tomas Lukasek in the saddle. The colt had finished a promising runner-up two weeks ago and went one better to shed his maiden status.
Coming into Wednesday’s race, Umm Qarn’s ANEEQ (Majd Al Arab x Zalzalah) had run only twice, but had shown quality finishing in the frame. The largely unexposed colt, ridden by Mathieu Pelletan, edged out the Faleh Bughanaim-helmed Ellianka at the post for a win in the six-furlong Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate.
Making his dirt debut in Qatar, the Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi-trained TADEEM (Poet’s Voice x Salhooda) registered his first career win with Harry Bentley in the saddle in the 1100m Thoroughbred Maiden Plate (Class 6). The gelding had finished fifth in his Qatar debut last week, but bounced back with a comfortable four and a quarter-length victory on Wednesday.